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Dec 5, 2013 3:30pm PST
furse from johannesburg, where people have gathered outside the home of nelson mandela to pay their respects. >>> donna brazil is here, john king is here and era him rasool is here. john, you were there in almost 20 years ago when nelson mandela was inaugurated. tell us what it was like. >> it remains the most powerful moment i have ever seen. before then, the vice president al gore mentioned the delegation. fidel castro was walking out of the hall, ga davi, many of the african leaders, some quite controversial to the leadership of the united states, were walking out, and then president-elect mandela, just moments he was having brief meetings. after he met with the vice president, there were a few reporters, and he shuffled over and very quietly and shook our hands and asked how we were doing. on this days when, that's who he was, this quiet dignity and grace. i want to show this. the vips were given this. and some of us hung around. >> you were working for the associated press. >> at the time. this is the new stamp they issued that day, commemorating the new president, but there wa
CNN
Dec 5, 2013 10:00pm PST
>> hello again, welcome to our special cover annual of the death of nelson mandela. >> welcome to our viewers in the united states and around the world. >> it is morning now in south africa. crowds have gathered outside the former president's home in johannesburg, he died peacefully on thursday, he was 95. >> mandela is known for freeing south africa and delivering it into the hands of democracy. president jacob zuma broke the news of his death. >> our thoughts are with the millions of people across the world who embraced mandela as their own and who saw his cause as their cause. this is the moment of our deepest sorrow. >> well, millions of people around the world are joining south africans in mourning the death of nelson mandela. let go live now to johannesburg. robyn curnow who has covered nelson mandela's career extensively. i guess the fact that he hasn't been president for 14 years him he has so many people out in the stheet streets. he remains in their hearts on this day. >> reporter: absolutely. you know, nelson mandela's life mirrored south africa's struggle for political
CNN
Dec 5, 2013 2:00pm PST
respects to nelson mandela at the age of 95, who has just passed away. we heard the announcement from jacob zuma, the president of south africa. we want to welcome our viewers who may just be tuning in here in the united states and around the world. we'll have special breaking news coverage of the death of nelson mandela here in "the situation room." we're watching what's going on, christiane and robyn kurnow is in johannesburg watching what's going on as well. we will only now begin, christiane, to get reaction. i'm sure that leaders around the world will want to speak out and pay their special respects to this world leader, from the president of the united states, the leaders in europe, africa, all over the world. it's only just beginning now. >> reporter: that's right. indeed, president zuma paid tribute to how much nelson mandela had been embraced by the world, that he was also the global representation of this relentless and unyielding struggle for freedom and justice, and he never gave up. i remember, you know, watching him being released from prison from very far away, from her
CNN
Dec 6, 2013 6:00am PST
special edition of "cnn newsroom" as we remember the life and legacy of nelson mandela. first breaking news in the last hour, brand new jobs report is out with the lowest unemployment rate in five years. we'll tell you how the markets and the white house are responding this morning. >>> also an arctic blast, this is dallas, where the mercury has dropped 50 degrees in just the last 24 hours. colossal ice storm putting on the freeze from texas to tennessee. and in johannesburg, remembering the man who went from prisoner to president, we'll have the latest on funeral plans for the anti-apartheid icon, nelson mandela. >>> first to that breaking news on the economy, americans are getting back to work, 203,000 jobs were added to payrolls in november, and the unemployment rate ticked two notches lower to 7%. that's the lowest unemployment rate in five years. our chief business correspondent christine romans is here to break down the numbers. better than expected, so should we feel absolutely completely good about this? >> i saw some broad-based strength in these numbers from warehous
CNN
Dec 10, 2013 12:00am PST
respects to nelson mandela. and this soccer stadium that we are now having this memorial at, and that is actually now jacob zuma. this is the current president of south africa. jacob zuma arriving. of course, he will be delivering what is, i guess, referred to as a keynote address during this memorial service. at this soccer stadium, which has played so many moments during mandela's life. it seems fitting to have his memorial there. >> absolutely, john. there could not be a more fitting venue for this memorial service for nelson mandela. this is the site of nelson mandela's last public appearance. the closing stages of the 2010 world cup. that's when we saw him along with his wife on the back of a golf cart, if you will, wrapped up against the wall. scenes that touched the heart of many as they saw him. he looked frail. he was obviously advanced in his years. that was the last time we saw him in public in 2010. if you were to go back to time, this place behind me was also the scene of nelson mandela's first public speech. well, not first. the speech in the days after he was released. two
CNN
Dec 6, 2013 3:00am PST
leader and freedom fighter nelson mandela. >> here in the u.s. we're tracking a dangerous ice storm. forecasters saying it could be the worst ice storm ever for the region. people are waking up without power but millions could end up losing electricity for weeks, they fear, this as temperatures continue to plummet. >> we'll continue to what's going on but we want to react to the passing of nelson mandela. here's a live look at the crowds that have been gathered outside the late south african leader's home. they're singing, their dancing, nations, of course, showing their respect. flags around the world at the white house we'll show you, see it, half-staff. this morning, honoring the anti-apartheid leader's life and legacy. we'll follow the developments from every corner of the world. let's bring with robyn curnow. she's in johannesburg. >> the news came just before midnight south african time that nelson mandela had gone. so many south africans woke up to this stark, gut wrenching head line. this says "hamba kahle madiba." >> it was an announcement heard around the world. >> our bel
CNN
Dec 6, 2013 1:00am PST
from around the world. stay ahead on cnn. . >>> remembering nelson mandela. the world mourning the loss of a legend morning. the south african president hailed for his courage, his conviction, his decency. i'm john berman. >> i'm michaela pereira. we welcome our viewers in the u.s. and arnold the world. >> this is a special edition of "early start" beginning this morning because the world is grieving and, in some ways, celebrating a giant among men. nelson mandela whose unbreakable will and unsurpassed courage brought an end to an era of white domination in south africa. he is dead this morning at the age of 95. mandela was such a global icon with larger than life legend who went from a prison cell to the presidency and he did it with such unmashed grace. i want to bring in arwa damon when is live in johannesburg in south africa. >> reporter: nelson mandela a hero, a legend, an icon. so many of the people we are speaking to here will say that hardly truly encompasses what it was that he meant for this nation and what it was that he allowed this nation to become. behind me is the ho
CNN
Dec 5, 2013 4:00pm PST
. thank you for watching our special situation room coverage of the passing of nelson mandela. much more coming up right now on erin burnett "outfront" with jake tapper filling in. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com >>> good evening. you're watching erin burnett "outfront." we're following the news story of nelson mandela, the first black president of south africa. an anti-apartheid icon. he was 95 years old. his passing was announced late this afternoon by south african president jacob zuma. >> our nation has lost its greatest son. our people have lost a father. but though we knew that this day would come, nothing can diminish our sense of the profound and enduring loss. >> president obama who met mandela in 2005 said he cannot fully imagine his own life without the example set by mandela. >> we will not likely see the likes of nelson mandela again. so it falls to us as best we can to follow the example that he set to make decisions guided not by hate but by love. to never disdown the difference that one person can make. to strive for a future that is worthy of his sacrifice. for now
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Dec 6, 2013 2:00am PST
. >> incredible to see. "early start" continues right now. >>> remembering nelson mandela. this morning the world remembering that man, mourning the loss of a legend. south africa's former president hailed for his courage and decency and message of equality. welcome to "early start." i'm john berman. >> i'm michaela pereira. it is 5:00 in the east. >>> nelson mandela whose unbreakable will and unsurpassed courage brought an end to an era of white domination in south africa. he is dead this morning at the age of 95. mandela was such a global icon with larger than life legend who went from a prison cell to the presidency and he did it with such unmashed grace. i want to bring in robin curnow live from johannesburg. set the scene for us today, robin. >> the announcement was made just before midnight on thursday. so many south africans didn't really know that their icon had passed on. it was only when they woke up this morning that they perhaps looked at the newspapers or heard on the radio. much of this country is quite rule countryside and they would have seen headlines like this.
CNN
Dec 10, 2013 1:00am PST
anderson cooper. we have live at fnb stadium where the world is gathering to remember nelson mandela. this is an impressive memorial service to get under way bringing the rich, powerful and the average citizen here to remember one of the largest gather is in history. some 90,000 people expected to be packing this massive stadium and it is fill up fast. a spot where mandela made his last public appearance three years ago, right after the world cup celebration, some 91 world leaders, sdig thdignitaries are. it's a rainy day but that is not stopping the crowds. 4:00 a.m. in the east. we welcome our viewers in the united states and watching around the world. i'm happy to be joined by christiane amanpour and robin curnow. for those who are watching at home and watching around the world, they should stay tuned. it is a treat to see that this is history in the making. >> it's really true. in the days since mandela died, you've had such an outpouring of sadness, but really it's been marked by the joyfulness and the celebration of his life. i think it's not too harsh to say we will probably not see
CNN
Dec 10, 2013 3:00am PST
-moon praising nelson mandela, we want to welcome our viewers back from around the united states and around the world. i'm chris cuomo, joined by christiane amanpour and robyn curn curnow. we've just had the grand children come up, huge applause. and the crowd erupted for them. then maybe the moment of the morning so far in terms of crowd recognition, when president obama and first lady michelle obama came on the screen. what did you think of that? >> i think it's to be expected. it's the first black presence in america and mandela was the first black presence here in south africa. many feel like there's a connection between their stories. barack obama himself said he was inspired by mandela's leadership. of course they never met. when obama was president and mandela was president, they didn't meet while he was president but obama has met him back in 2005. we'll keep listening to ban ki-moon who's talked about the rainbow nation, justice and got massive applause, the respect these leaders are paying to the people of south africa. >> i hope it continues in tolerance and for prosperity
CNN
Dec 7, 2013 1:00am PST
africa and the world is saying good-bye to nelson mandela and my conversation with maya angelou and gary player about the power to inspire people to imagine a better world and make it real. and later, you'll meet a man who spent 18 years in prison and came close to being executed for a murder he didn't commit despite evidence he didn't do it. >>> we begin tonight with breaking news of freakish and dangerous weather pattern that made it possible to experience a 105 degree swing from miami where it was 80 to montana where it was minus five. super cold rain is falling, freezing and coating a big chunk of the country in misery and mayham. >> reporter: two days ago here in arkansas, the state was reaching near record high temperatures, 75 degrees on wednesday. today, try 26 and a dangerous layer of ice coating the roads, cars spun out and power lines weighed down with the frozen rain. >> the biggest problem we got right now, no traffic on the road. therefore no traffic when we put the salt and sand down, sleet come down and sit on top of it and sit there, and until there's really stop, i don'
CNN
Dec 5, 2013 5:00pm PST
nelson mandela. very few people transformed their country. the crowd outside his house speak to that. ♪ ♪ >> sad news, there is a sense of celebration how far nelson mandela brought south africa and brought us all and opened our eyes to better angels to justice over injustice and compassion in the face of cruelty and sometimes in an unforgiving world to forgiveness. >> this is the moment of our deepest sorrow. our nation has lost his greatest son, yet, what made nelson mandela great was precisely what made him human. we saw in him what we seek in ourselves. >> south africa's president announcing the death a short time later, president obama paid a deeply personal tribute. >> we've lost one of the most influential, courageous and profoundly good human beings that any of us will share time with on this earth. he no longer belongs to us. he belongs to the ages. through his fierce dignity and unbending will to sacrifice his own freedom for the freedom of others, he transformed south africa and moved all of us. his journey from a prisoner to a president embodied the promise that human
CNN
Dec 6, 2013 11:00am PST
baldwin. the news is now. as the world mourns an icon, washington didn't always see nelson mandela as a saint. >>> america's unemployment rate drops, but will conservatives give president obama credit? >>> plus -- ♪ whiskey river >> willie nelson pugglled out oa gig at sea world after cnn's explosive film on killer whales. >> and when twitter bikes and critics sting. carrie underwood's version of a classic hits a nerve. >>> we have a lot to talk about here on this friday. i'm brooke baldwin. thank you so much for joining me. let's begin with this dangerous and deadly winter storm affecting millions of you all across the nation today. this freezing storm hitting from texas, all the way up to new york, you see the map here. the system causing flight cancellations, dangerous driving conditions, and now deaths. three adults have died in car accidents in both oklahoma and texas as a result of this storm system that you're looking at here. and in arkansas, one man died after a tree fell on his camper during the freezing rain. you know, ice can bring down the tree limbs and power lines whe
CNN
Dec 6, 2013 2:00pm PST
>>> happening now, south africa and the world prepare for the funeral of nelson mandela. we're there live with new information. >>> plus, clinton honors mandela. the former president shares very personal stories about his friend and his hero. he says the south african leader's advice helped him get through one of his darkest hours. stand by for my one-on-one interview. >>> plus, breaking news. a snow and ice emergency. a deadly winter storm is causing havoc on the roads and in the skies across america. we're tracking the danger as the deep freeze moves east and a new storm develops out west. >>> and a big jump in jobs. does president obama deserve credit for improving the u.s. economy after a surprisingly strong employment report? i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >>> a ten-day mourning period is under way for one of the most influential leaders of our time. we're learning more about the final tributes to nelson mandela. stand by for that, and for my special conversation with the former president, bill clinton. he reveals a time when he and the south african pre
CNN
Dec 9, 2013 3:00am PST
ready for what promises to be a truly epic memorial for nelson mandela. we will be live which details. first, let's go to kate which this top story. >> we will be checking in which you. let's gen here back at home which a massive winter storm, icing the east coast, air travel is an absolute nightmare. more than 1,100 flights already scrubbed today following 2,100 flights cancelled on sunday. if that's not good, people have been forced to sleep on cots at the airport a. highway nightmare from wisconsin to maryland. hundreds of wrecks. dozens deadly. we have this storm covered beginning which meteorologist indra petersen. how is it looking now? >> no stranger to travel delays. ten hours i was stuck last week on the tarmac. i know i was not alone. this storm wreaked havoc which freezing rain, rain itself and snow and ice across a huge chunk of the country. snow, freezing rain and dangerous ice. >> oh! oh my god. >> reporter: in plano, texas, people caught cascades of ice shooting down from rooftops. >> oh my god. >> reporter: another storm is wreaking havoc across much of the nat
CNN
Dec 6, 2013 1:00pm PST
jimmy carter joins us to eulogize nelson mandela, the south african freedom fighter has been canonized for his accomplishments. did you realize the u.s. had him on a terrorist watch list until 2008? >>> good afternoon. welcome to "the lead." we begin with the national lead. it's like most of the country is living inside a flu medicine commercial right now. brutally cold weather has descended upon most of the nation, bringing a deadly ice storm sweeping from texas to new york. nearly 2,000 flights have been canceled, many of them going to or from the dallas-ft. worth airport. it's colder in dallas right now than it is in anchorage, alaska. authorities fear that no amount of shoveling or salting will make the streets safe enough for the dallas marathon or holiday parades so officials decided to cancel both of those events this weekend. at least four deaths are blamed on this massive storm. two of them in oklahoma, where the roads are like skating rinks, highway patrol officers there have responded to more than 100 weather related crashes just since yesterday morning. there are fears that
CNN
Dec 10, 2013 2:00am PST
. >> they are from the same neighborhood as nelson mandela and extraordinary leader in the anti-apartheid movement. >> absolutely. i think they became the voices of the struggle while he was away. remember also desmond tutu is still very much seen as the moral voice and often taken on the mental of mandela as he got sicker. desmond tutu has come out. very critical of anc, the liberation movement that mandela led in the last few years and essentially accusing them of deviating from mandela's original vision. so it has been transferred or continued still through arch business bishop desmond tutu. >> when we lay him to rest knowing that our memories of him will endure. >> outside the stadium, still people streaming in. no doubt it's going to be full in an hour or two even though the rain continues. >> you know what is extraordinary as we watch some of the formality? the military band playing the national anthem. obviously, blacks are in the military. the last years before mandela became president, the ministry was about instigating civil war the head of the security force, his name
CNN
Dec 6, 2013 9:00am PST
. >> nelson mandela, speaking after his release from 27 years in prison in south africa. his conviction, his courage changed the world. mr. mandela went from freedom fighter to political prisoner to president. >> his message of reconciliat n reconciliation, not vengeance, inspired people everywhere after he negotiated a peaceful end to the brutal segregation of black south africans and forgiveness for what the white government had done, oppressed them and imprisoned him. today, the world is remembering ali con. >> nelson mandela. nelson mandela. ♪ >> in south africa, the grieving and mourning are mixed with songs and celebration. for the man affectionately known by his clan name madibmadiba. remembering the life and legacy of any son mandela. i'm suzanne malveaux. >> i'm michael holmes. thanks for your company. it is interesting how much of a celebration it has been. there is the mourning. there were tears tonight. today it's been singing and dancing, people celebrating the life. >> he seems to have an impact on just about everyone. people around the world are reacting. we
CNN
Dec 8, 2013 7:00am PST
world. i'm fareed zakaria coming to you live from new york. starting with nelson mandela and we will ask you what happened to his legacy in africa and beyond. i have a great panel including one of mandela's close confid t confidants and the man that until this summer was obama's top national security -- why he says the u.s. doesn't need to cut a deal with hamid karzai of afghanistan. >>> next, how to understand the booming american economy. i'll ask the man who presided over great growth and some critics charge also helped create many bubbles. former fed chair, alan greenspan. >>> and as we approach the first anniversary of the new town massacre, what can the u.s. learn from other nations about gun policy. i'll take you to japan for a fascinating look at a nation that loves violent video games but has a gun death rate that is very different from america's. it's a preview of a gps special airing tonight at 7:00 p.m. eastern. >>> but first, here's my take. when nelson mandela was released from prison in 1990, i remember being struck by how old-fashioned he seemed. he spoke with the lan
CNN
Dec 6, 2013 10:00am PST
you to the storm zone. >>> and right now, crowds are gathered outside nelson mandela's home in south africa. the country and the world are remembering him for his courage, his strength and his dignity. we're going live to south africa and we'll also speak with the former secretary of state, colin powell. >> the hello, i'm wolf blitzer in washington. big news for the u.s. economy today. hiring is up. unemployment is down. the jobs numbers for november were released this morning and they're much stronger than many analysts had been expecting. take a look. the economy added 203,000 jobs last month. that's 20,000 more than many of those economists had predicted. another surprise, the unemployment rate fell to 7% from the 7.3% a month earlier. that happens to be a five-year local and a real sign the economic recovery may be gaining some momentum. our christine romans is in new york watching all of these numbers for us. how significant are they, christine? >> it's significant, wolf. now you've got a trend in place for the year, you've got more than 2 million jobs on track to be created the
CNN
Dec 9, 2013 11:00pm PST
of "ac360," join me for the nelson mandela coverage, starting at 3:30 eastern time, >>> out front, next, the memorial for nelson mandela will be unlike any we have ever seen, and who will be sitting next to the president of the united states? >>> then the nsa is spying on america video gamers. what are they hoping to find in the worlds of war craft. and what happened to cause a plane to crash in san francisco? is the problem getting worse? >>> i'm jake tapper in for erin burnett. just hours from now, the president and nearly 100 other world leaders will join thousands of mourners to pay respects to nelson mandela. the staid july is seat 94,000 people. and every seat is expected to be filled. it will rival the funeral for winston churchill. in addition, president obama, george w. bush, president clinton and president carter will be there. raul castro will be there. will mandela's message of forgiveness resonate? and a time crunch of epic proportions, will the venue be safe? first on the security front. joe worked on security for pope john paul's funeral. what could go wrong? but a
CNN
Dec 9, 2013 4:00pm PST
now. >>> out front, next, the memorial for nelson mandela will be unlike any we have ever seen, and who will be sitting next to the president of the united states? >>> then the nsa is spying on america video gamers. what are they hoping to find in the worlds of war craft. and what happened to cause a plane to crash in san francisco? is the problem getting worse? >>> i'm jake tapper in for erin burnett. just hours from now, the president and nearly 100 other world leaders will join thousands of mourners to pay respects to nelson mandela. the staid july is seat 94,000 people. and every seat is expected to be filled. it will rival the funeral for winston churchill. in addition, president obama, george w. bush, president clinton and president carter will be there. raul castro will be there. will mandela's message of forgiveness resonate? and a time crunch of epic proportions, will the venue be safe? first on the security front. joy worked -- joe worked on sec for pope john paul's funeral. what could go wrong? but a lot could go wrong. >> yeah, south africa's not entirely a safe place. y
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Dec 7, 2013 11:30am PST
. fall in love with progressive's claims service. >>> plans for a week of mourning for nelson mandela are coming into focus. in johannesburg today hundreds of people are celebrating the life of the former south african president outside his home. mandela died thursday, he was 95 years old. the tone will turn tomorrow for a day of prayer. mandela's memorial service will be held tuesday. his body will be lying in state from wednesday through friday and mandela's funeral and burial will then take place next sunday, the 15th. >>> earlier today i talked with martin luther king iii about the mark that nelson mandela left on the world. >> he personified more than anything else and taught us the power of forgiveness, love and forgiveness is -- was the essence of nelson mandela. dignity, dignified presence. i remember for example on one occasion there were a number of us in atlanta at the king center, second visit to atlanta. maybe a few thousand people outside. as he came outside, everyone was trying to get his attention. he went directly to a young kid about 5 or 6 years old because he understoo
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Dec 6, 2013 4:00pm PST
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Dec 9, 2013 5:00pm PST
world is coming to south africa to pay tribute to nelson mandela, the father of south africa. it is the single largest gathering of heads of state and gives just in a few hours, president obama, former president george w. bush and hillary clinton sharing air force one, former presidents clinton and carter flying separately, along with presidents and princesses and kings from other countries. many converging on a soccer stadium here in johannesburg, it is built were we're told, for 90,000, may not be big enough. here they come to thank the man who led them to freedom. now how many other figures can you say that about? that they led a country to freedom and showed the world a better way. i had the privilege today of spending time with bono, the band member of u-2, he knew mandela personally and has been a champion for justice since the late '70s. >> when you first heard that he had died, what went through your mind? >> stubborn until the end, you know? it was like he was playing this -- he was trying to outstare god, and finally, god blinked. >> his leadership was in part to get a abi
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Dec 9, 2013 10:00pm PST
u2. he knew nelson mandela over the years and been the voice for justice here since the late 1970s. when you first heard that he had died, what went through your mind? >> stubborn until the end. you know, it was like he was playing this big sort of, he was trying to outstare god. >> his leadership was, was in part his ability not only to get consensus but also his ability to overcome the natural anger and bitterness and resentment he would have for being in prison for 27 years. he saw the need that he had to have overcome that. he had to put that aside. >> yeah, he refused to hate. not just because he hadn't experienced rage, but lived with rage and he thought that love would do a better job of liberation, of emancipation. you know, what sort of country would they inherit if the people were further embattled against each other. i mean, this is, this is the gift of vision, i guess, into the future. being able to see a future before it exists. i mean, that's probably his gift, isn't it? >> we'll have more tonight with bono and first toss it back to john berman. >> what an amazing sce
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Dec 10, 2013 6:00am PST
nelson mandela being not just a prisoner, but also the president who forgave his jailers. he also tried to make it a message that was tailored not just to a global audience but a domestic one as well. you heard the president talking about children suffering from hunger and disease, run-down schools. those are issues that people can relate to not just in places like detroit and other inner cities in the united states but in countries around the world. it was a message that was trying to reach across a global stage. at the same time, carol, it also struck me as how personal the message was. at one point, president obama said nelson mandela makes me want to be a better man. you mentioned raul castro, of course, with nearly 100 world leaders gathered at this event, there were bound to be surprises. raul castro was on the diaz and speaking, as well as president obama. it would have been sort the of impolite. it would have been kind of a slap, really, if the president had gone up on stage and not greeted the cuban leader. that's par for the course at these types of events. as you also k
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Dec 8, 2013 2:00pm PST
obama ordered u.s. flags ordered to half-staff until tomorrow in honor of nelson mandela. it was lowered in a police station in south carolina, but it had nothing to do with man l mande mandela. instead it was for a deputy killed in the line of duty and in remembrance of pearl harbor. today the flag is flying at full staff and in direct defiance of the president. he explained why he refused? a shoaf sign of respect to what nelson mandela has done, and i have no problem for them lowering it in south africa, but in our country, it's for the people that sacrificed for our country. >> he faces no legal action and he's grateful that he can disagree with the president without fearing a reprimand. >>> a newlywed couple is accused of killing a man simply for the thrill of it. that's when police are saying about this young couple. they were married just three weeks at the time of the alleged krim. the details are horrific. alexandra field is on the story northwest of philadelphia. what are you learning? >>. >> reporter: deb, elytte barbour are telling police he and his new wife wanted to
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Dec 9, 2013 2:00am PST
live as the world prepares to honor nelson mandela. >>> a couple accused in a shocking crime. use the internet to play a deadly game. >> good morning, i'm michaela pereira. >> i'm john berman. it is 5:00 in the east. >>> we begin with this massive deadly storm socking the east coast with storm and ice after wreaking havoc cross nearly half of the country. >> you name it, it's done it. thousands of flights were canceled this weekend and hundreds on hold today. many of the flights in dallas/ft. worth. a huge hub slammed with cold weather and ice. travelers have been stuck there for days waiting for their flights to be rescheduled. this morning alone, more than 700 flights there have been canceled. heavy snow is causing problems at washington, d.c.'s airport. if you're flying today, we feel for you. beyond that, probably a good idea to call your airlines. >> absolutely. if you're picking somebody up at the airport, call ahead. this snow leading to massive pileups including the one we are showing you me racine wisconsin. 60 crashes officials say in that area on sunday. at least one person
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Dec 8, 2013 3:00pm PST
and bush. >> nelson mandela passed away late thursday. this sunday has been national day of prayer where you've seen sights like this all over the country as south africans pay thanks and bid farewell. the government has also confirmed today that at least 59 dignitaries from around the world are confirmed to be here during these ten days of mourning. they include u.s. presidents barack obama, george w. bush, bill clinton, and jimmy carter. queen elizabeth ii will be represented by her son, prince charles. french president holland e will be here also. a logistical challenge ahead for the government. what does the week ahead look like? on tuesday we will see our first formal memorial service for the late president at fnb stadium. it seats 95,000 but the government in an effort to allow as many people as possible to take part in festivities, if can you call it that, will have 90 screens around the country, broadcasting what will take place on tuesday. wednesday through thursday, nelson mandela's body will lay in state. each morning his body will go on precession of sorts through the c
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president nelson mandela. the current president in south african is urging his country to celebrate mandela and everything he stood for. millions of people across the country are doing just that. ♪ these are the streets of johannesburg earlier. they gathered in places of worship, homes and places all over south africa to honor mandela. world leaders are preparing to do the same as well. president obama, a trio of former u.s. presidents will attend mandela's memorial service on tuesday. we go to johhannesburg now. you've been discussing this move and what it meendz to spend the next few days celebrating nelson mandela. tell us more about that and what you've been seeing today. >> well, you can hear it as well. this constant lament, this constant song of thanks just around me here in the streets. people continue to come here. it's becoming like a pilgrimage, i think. and just remember, this is a very suburban street in a quiet wealthy area of johannesburg and ten blocks that way, eight blocks that way, people are parking their cars and walking, pushing strollers, bringing their chil
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prepares to bury nelson mandela. we'll talk with martin luther king iii. he'll tell us about his memories of meeting mandela and the shared legacy with his own father. >>> let's begin this hour with merrill newman, an elderly u.s. war veteran dragged off a plane and then locked up in north korea and is now free after six weeks held without any real explanation. he was suddenly released overnight by the communist country. north korea calling it a, quote, deportation. joining me now, cnn correspondent dan simon. he's at the airport in san francisco awaiting newman's arrival, about when he is expected to arrive, and this is some journey, isn't it? >> reporter: it really is, fredricka. and it's really important we remind our viewers of the nature of the situation. this is an 85-year-old with a heart condition who had been held in north korea since october, and no one knew what was going to happen to him until he was suddenly released by the government last night. he is expected to land in about an hour from now. behind me is where he would clear -- come out through customs and greet
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-- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com >>> it's the handshake everyone is talking about. the brief moment shared between president obama and cuban president raul castro. ahead, what does it mean in terms of a thaw possibly in relations. >> plus, round two of snow and ice. bad weather hitting the northeast. even federal officers in d.c. are shut down because of all of this. also -- >> that was a -- oh. >> i'm here, i'm here. >> that is our own reporter in the middle of all of that violent internal conflict raging in central african republic. now world leaders are calling for calm. welcome to "around the world." i'm suzanne malveaux. >> and i'm michael holmes. for millions of people around the world, this day is all about any son mandela. >> memorial service honoring is the global icon wrapping up a couple of hours ago in johannesburg. watch. ♪ >> absolutely beautiful as you see there, the atmosphere inside. this is the fnb stadium. a huge celebration despite the heavy rain there, presidents, prime ministers, royalty, regular folks, all of them coming together with the mandela family to pay tribute to a man described as one of the greatest peacemakers ever. >> a man who united a bitterly segregated country even after its oppressive white rulers imprisoned him for nearly 27 years. president obama describing mr. mandela as a giant of history. >> it took a man like madiba to free not just the prisoner but the jailer, as well. to show that you must trust others so that they may trust you to teach that will reconciliation is not a matter of ignoring a cruel past but a means of confronting it with inclusion and generosity and truth. he changed laws, but he also changed hearts. >> president obama getting a warm welcome there will attending the memorial service with three of his predecessors. you see them there, george w. bush, bill clinton and jimmy carter. the leaders of more than 90 countries in attendance there. >> president obama surprised a lot of people when he shook hands with the cuban president raul castro. you see it there. a rare gesture between the u.s. and cuba which have had pretty strained relations for the last half century or so. we're already getting reaction from cuba. we're going to get to the significance of that handshake and how it is being viewed in a moment. but first want to go to johannesburg. >> we've got reporters on all angles of the story including robyn curnow who was at the nelson mandela memorial service. now outside the home. i want to focus on the emotions here because it was incredible to watch. a lot of people here at least east coast time got up at 3:00 and 4:00 in the morning to see this historic occasion. you were there on the ground. give us a sense what that was like. >> i was speaking to christiane amanpour when we were watching at one point and both of us who obviously covered a few stories in our time looked at each other and just said wow. it was an honor being there. there were times when you just had to say, let's watch this and let it all sink in. there was the singing, thattent chanting, that sense of people coming together. there were prayers. there were the speeches. some of them slightly long winded and boring i think for the crowd. a lot of the sound system wasn't ta good so you couldn't hear some of the speeches. but i don't think the crowd seemed to mind. you know, there was a sense of people just happy to be there. it was pouring with rain half the time, too. that didn't take away from that sense of occasion. of course, you know, tens of thousands of south africans were joined by more than 90 heads of state. you know, at least another 100 or so more eminent people like pop stars like bono or film stars like char lease they are ron. it was the who's who of the world. what was so powerful was it was everybody mixed up and mushed up together. it was so mandela. i've said it over and over again. he didn't mind if you weren't wearing your best clothes when you saw him, even if you hadn't brushed your hair or if your kids weren't wearing shoes. you saw you. he saw every person. that was what was so key. it was so key today. it was a wonderful sendoff because it was a bit of everybody's experience of him all mixed up in that stadium, and you know, it was a bit messy because it was raining and the logistics were sometimes a bit off. that didn't matter because this was for madiba, for mandela. everybody came to say good-bye. at the home, people are still coming, laying flowers. this doesn't seem like it's going to end. >> it's wonderful the way you put that messy and all smushed up the way nelson mandela would have loved that. an amazing tapestry of people there in that stadium. thank you so much, really appreciate it. >> did a great job this morning. part of our team there. it's interesting in the hossa culture, rain is good luck. so it rained the whole day there. that's good cluck. that's a good thing. let's talk about that gesture now that caught some people by surprise. we saw au president obama arriving on stage to pay tribute to nelson mandela and you see there the handshake. shaking hands with the cuban president raul u castro. a bit of a symbolic moment because of the strained relations that we mentioned earlier. patrick opman is our man in havana. i suppose when it comes to that handshake, it was nelson mandela's memorial. so in the spirit of reconciliation, he couldn't ignore raul castro. how is it being seen there in havana? >> if this wasn't the handshake heard around the world it's certainly is the handshake heard all over havana. i've been talking to people. it's all they have to talk about. they want to know what it means for them and future in cuba/u.s. relations. was is just a simple courtesy or does it mean there could be a change after all these years of really no change between how the two the countries get along or don't get along. this comes after months of a slight warming in relations. u.s. diplomats are now able to travel are outside havana more regularly. and the same for their cuban counterparts in washington, d.c. the two corrupts are talking about very simple but significant things like restoring direct mail, more cultural exchanges. we've seen what's being called something of -- between the two countries. of course, there still remain major major issues. but what's significant of course, nelson mandela was a great friend of fidel castro and to cuba. he advocated to u.s. officials lifting of the economic embargo improving relations. it would be quite telling if his memorial service was something of a starting point for a conversation, but we'll have to see how it plays out. there have so many fallouts over the years and cubans have had their hopes dashed time and time again when it turned out the relations didn't improve. >> we'll see if this will be another step along that warming trend. bat electric op man there in havana. >> we'll have more reaction on the handshake, not surprising because former president jimmy carter making his onus. here's how he reacted to the happened shake today. >> i think it was something significant. i've known raul castro quite well for a number of years. i don't hesitate to visit cuba when i want to and i've known his brother fidel, as well. that was the first time i believe that an incumbent american president has shaken hands with a leader of cuba. and i hope it will be an omen for the future. >> want to bring in senior political analyst david gergen to talk more about the significance of this. quickly, what do you make of this, more of a symbolic gesture than something that's a break-through? >> it's an important symbolic gesture. we are moving toward a thawed relationship. many more americans are traveling to cuba. within the hispanic community and the united states. there are some cuban resistance still, but generally speaking you find in the latino community in the united states, there is a sort of -- there's a willingness to try to build relationships. i think that's coming very rapidly and president obama, of course, has been reaching out to a number of people around the world who most recently iran and i think he's trying to change the american foreign policy in that regard whether he'll get completely get there or not, i don't know. but he certainly has moved it. >> david, let's go back for a minute here. let's be for real. fidel castro was financially supporting the anc when the u.s. and other world powers were shunning them, some considered them a terrorist group. at some point the u.s. was not on the right side of history when it came to south africa. it is very fitting you have cuba's leader front and center, speen a speaking role there. is it possible there could be recness of cuba's role at that time that could alter perhaps the way the united states sees cuba today? >> i'm not sure i'd go that far, but i do think that any son mandela in his early years depended heavily upon a number of people we found odious in the united states, including moma gadhafi. if he'd been alive today, perhaps he would have spoken, as well. it speaks to the mandela journey that in the beginning he was regarded by the west, i about the united states, by britain, by margaret thatcher as a terrorist. but as we've learned over time, one man's terrorist is another man's freedom fighter. i think he evolved and now we see him as a freedom fighter. just as we saw many people who fought to secure israel as terrorists at the time, some people thought they were terrorists. they became freedom fighters. i think it says a lot about the evolution of mandela's reputation, who he became, how he became -- how he embraced reconciliation. i think president obama spoke well to all of that today. it's important for americans to snow as we watch in that president obama got the loudest applause of anybody who spoke today. he had roars from the crowd. and i think that will speaks to the kind of -- he's very controversial here in the united states but there are parts of the world where he's extremely popular. >> david, it was interesting, he got roars of from the crowd before he even spoke, the camera went on him. he appeared on the big screen and hadn't stood up yet. somebody else was actually speaking. it was one of those awkward moments. let's play a little bit more sound from the president though when he sort of emphasizes there's a lot to be done. >> envelope america and in south africa, and in countries all around the globe, we cannot allow our progress to cloud the fact that our work is not yet done. the struggles that follow the victory of formal equality for universal franchise may not be as filled with drama and moral clarity as those that came before, but they are no less important. >> and the president did go on to say people still in prison for their beliefs religious or otherwise, persecuted for how they look or worship or as he put it it, who they love. the interesting thing about any son mandela, are he never looked for approval or wanted approval. he said what he thought and sometimes that might have offended people in the united states. certainly some political leaders. he was no fan of the iraq war. for example. do you think that his dream particularly when it comes to south africa but also on the broader world stage has legs, if you like? >> oh, absolutely. and one of the things that was interestinging about president obama's speech today was he lifted nelson mandela into a pantheon of three great moral leaders of the 20th century. one is ghandi and martin luther king and now nelson mandela. and he spoke of them together as sort of moral giants. i thought that was quite striking. what he was trying to do was to universalize the messages that they brought. and their messages, are of course, in many ways quite consistent. it's almost as if the world's religions have some of their central messages are consistent. here, i think president obama was helping us understand that will what will nelson mandela was first and foremost a son of south africa, but more than that, he became a father to the modern world, to the moral path forward as he saw it. >> all right. david gergen, thank you so much. appreciate your perspective. michael, it's interesting you and i asked christiane amanpour whether or not there would be any lesson that all those world leaders coming together would go have based on mandela. we saw that happened shake today between the president and the cuban president. >> something happened. >> from cuba to the u.s. and also china, had royalty, rock stars. the breadth of those, you had people there who all came together for nelson mandela which was fascinating >> a wonderful moment. here's more of what we're working on "around the world." ice, wind, sleet snow hitting the east coast for another day. even federal offices in washington, d.c. are closed. we're tracking the flights and the roads up ahead. no matter how busy your morning you can 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[uncle]yeah? >>> if the weather is this bad in the united states now, what is winter going to be like. >> it's not even winter. >> temperatures in part of the country are 20 degrees below normal. >> they are and snow falling from virginia all the way to new england. some people could see half a foot on the ground today. which means the roads could be risky and check out that video if you haven't seen it already. this was sunday near milwaukee. officials say nearly two dozen vehicles slamming into each other in five minutes. >> yeah, thankfully no serious injuries. the weather is so bad, it's even iced over parts of the federal government. and that's where we find, of course, cnn's chris lawrence in the storm in washington, d.c. chad meyers tracking every move from the severe weather center. so chris, you know, d.c. doesn't always handle ice and snow well. we know having lived there for quite some time. what is it like today? is it any worse off than previous winters? >> yes, suzanne. it really hasn't been all that bad. a couple hours ago, we were seeing it really, really come down. and it was the kind of thick wet snow that tends to accumulate very, very quickly, but in this case, it just simply did not. i don't think chad would even classify this as a dusting here in the heart of d.c. here on the national mall. of course, the federal government is closed. that means a lot of businesses that relien ot government are also closed. the roads are fairly clear. not many cars out. there's nothing that ever really accumulated on the roads. there was a lot of concern over what this storm could have been because of what we saw over the last couple days, those pile-ups, a tremendous amount of snow in places like philadelphia that didn't expect that much. there was a lot of concern that getting more snow on top of that would cause even more problems from some of the areas that were still trying to dig out. looks like we missed the brunt of this, at least here in the washington, d.c. area. >> you need to get a wind machine and a bigger jacket if you're going to impress us. because you look quite comfortable there and all around you, it doesn't look too bad. am i missing something? >> it's almost 40 degrees. what do you want me to do? do you want me to put 0 on the full parka here? i've been trying to convince the joggers not to jog behind me to make it look somewhat wintry at this point. >> we love it. >> we appreciate that. d.c. does not always handle -- it doesn't handle snow or even a little bit of snow very well. so that could be part of the reason why they shut some of the federal government down. >> it's not as nice as that everywhere. chad meyers. >> inside the beltway, there's a lot of hot air. you get outside the beltway, it's not so nice. out toward vienna and dulles, it's not as nice. the did stick. the issue is it's above 32 and melting. after sunset, watch out for 28 as we get into even up toward 1 and i-95, we will see snow. finally into new york city ending probably in the next hour or two. just about what you see is what you get. except the cold air still coming in. there's so much cold air that's going to be sinking in these bridges and overpasses tonight that even though it looks wet right now, it will be ice. some black ice will develop. watch that as we start to sink into the nighttime hours. bismarck, high today 16. that's 13 degrees below where we should be. it doesn't get a lot better. that cold air moves east. >> that's cold. yeah. that's cold. >> that's the high. >> thank you, chad. that's what you like about you, michael, keeping it real in washington, d.c. keeping it real. >> i like cad's line. >> hot air. just when you think you're complaining about cold where it is where you live, well, the coldest day ever has been recorded in antarctica. insanely, talking about minus 135.8 degrees fahrenheit. it could actually hurt you, of course, to breathe. >> look at the pictures though. >> this happened more than three years ago actually. we're not that behind on the news because nasa only just recently analyzed all the satellite data and released the results. that's a bit chilly. >> it is very, very chilly there. we're watching this, as well, about a half hour secretary of state john kerry is going to go before the house foreign affairs committee. why? the obama administration says that the recent deal with iran, the iran nuke deal, is a good one, but it's a tough sell for the administration because members of the president's own party say it's too easy on iran. we're going to go live to washington next. stick with innovation. stick with power. stick with technology. get the new flexcare platinum from philips sonicare and save now. philips sonicare. where their electricity comes from. they flip the switch-- and the light comes on. it's our job to make sure that it does. using natural gas this power plant can produce enough energy for about 600,000 homes. generating electricity that's cleaner and reliable, with fewer emissions-- it matters. ♪ [ female announcer ] can you bridge a divide with a fresh baked brownie? ♪ yes! yes you can. bake the world a better place with nestle toll house. >>> we're watching for this. u.s. secretary of state john kerry's arrival on capitol hill. he's actually scheduled to testify about 1:00 or so to defend the recent iran nuke deal before the house foreign affairs committee. >> now, that deal, of course, calls for more inspections, some limits also on iran's uranium enrichment program in exchange for the easing of some sanctions on iran. but a bipartisan group of senators is close to a deal on an agreement, if you like, on tougher sanctions. >> and so let's bring in jim sciutto from washington to talk about this and dissect this. take us through this because we want to understand. secretary kerry spends all this time to get this break through deal with iran. you strike this interim agreement last month in geneva and then it makes it harder for the white house which is already afraid that iran's not going to commit to go forward with this and really see if it works, see if it happens. does this just not come down to trust? congress is not ready to trust iran even under a new regime. >> you're absolutely right. there's a gaping trust deficit. that's the point of view of republican and democratic lawmakers. you can't trust iran and you have to keep adding to economic pressure on regime even while the deal is under way. that that's the only thing that's going to keep them honest. the administration's response is sort of an odd modification on the old trust but verify with the soviets. kerry said it's not trust but verify, it's verify and verify. they say they're going to monitor this deal and any minor sanctions relief they're doing is easily rolled back if iran doesn't abide by any of its commitments under this agreement. >> so jim, that really is the point. i mean, the administration says this is rolling back some sanctions in a minor way as an incentive to iran to follow through on the geneva deal. what is it that members of congress are against here? why not give it a chance? it's easily fixed. why make it tougher and perhaps frighten them off? >> that's the argument. it's an interesting situation here because you have the american president and the iranian president making the same argument in effect. that new sanctions now will destroy or at least seriously damage the diplomatic path here, and to some degree that's part of the administration's response here in the u.s. is okay, what's your alternative? you know, if these sanctions destroy the diplomatic path, destroy our credibility not just with the iranians but even with their european partners, ash a point the administration makes repeatedly, what's your option? are you saying we're ready to bomb iran? it's part of their push back but it's a sales pitch that hasn't worked yet on the hill. >> briefly, jim, if they do push forward with new sanctions, can the president turn around and say no, i'm not going to do it? >> unfortunately not. he cannot do that. that's one rope they're pushing back so hard. one thing that can happen, senator harry reid, the democratic leader can keep this from going to a vote. when you have democratic senators on board, as well, that's going to be difficult for him to do. >> jim, you've been talking with the iranians saying look, if there are any additional sanctions, this whole thing is dead, right? 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how does he strike that in talking about race and the significance of our own development in this country and also, the ways that people are a little bit disappointed? >> well, the president has always had a tough line to walk here when it comes to that. he's been mindful of the fact that that he's not president of african-americans. he's president of the united states. that to many african-american leaders has often been disappointing. they this not seen him as the kind of leader he wanted to be. his approach has been to compare it nelson mandela. mandela wanted to make sure he wasn't just president of the black majority in south africa but he was president of the whole country when he was elected in 1994. that's kind of the same message that president obama has been talking about although obviously very different in terms of the circumstances but talking about income inequality in general, talking about failing schools in general, talking about how many individuals are in the judicial system in general. not specifically focusing on african-americans although on occasion such as father's day he does talk about messages for african-americans but often when he does try to do that, the same black leaders criticize him for lecturing him. in a way it's a double-edged sword. he can't win. >> and let's also listen to something else that was significant. this was a moment that a lot of people really resonated with. >> there are too many leaders who claim solidarity with madiba's struggle for freedom but do not tolerate dissent from their own people. and there are too many of us, too many of us on the sidelines comfortable in complacency or cynicism. when our voices must be heard. >> other world leaders too, the remarkable thing we've been saying is the sort of breadth of leaders who were there. was there a commonality that came out of that that can give heart to international relations per se? >> certainly. you saw that in the president's handshaking with the leader of cuba raul castro. but the message that the president was giving right there was a message right to raul castro and respondent mugabe who were both in attend, as well as to bashar al assad who wasn't there today, but issued a statement after mandela's passing. he was taking, i wouldn't call it a shot but he was reprimanding them, leaders who do not believe in the same kind of freedoms that mandela stood for even while they attend his funeral and give a lot of words to what mandela ultimately spent his whole life for, which is freedom and democracy. >> and jake, do you think there was a message in the domestic audience, as well? do you think he was speaking to some of his critics in the united states who prevented him from moving forward in his own agenda? >> i don't. i think he was mainly focused on castro, mugabe, assad, individuals in the international world who are suppressing their people and not providing them with the freedoms. they extol at the same moment that they're attending the mandela memorial. >> jake tapper, appreciate it. good to he sue you as always. nelson mandela inspired the world essentially to make an impact in some way. there are many people trying to follow his lead. if you would like to be one of those folks, we have more on mandela's charitable legacy and you can get involved because that's what it's all about. visit cnn.com/impact. >> well, it's in the heart of africa. some say it is on the verge of genocide. certainly chaos. now president obama also says it is time to stop the killing in the central african republic. the world this time around is watching. >> but the awful violence of recent days threatens the country you love. innocent men, women and children have been killed. >> up next you're going to hear more of what president obama told the people there. 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>> okay. they told us to go. they told us to go let's go, let's go! >> the african forces have come to us. you can see them they're giving cover so the u.n. vehicles can get out. we've now been brought to the base. the fighting is still quite close even here. some of the displaced people when they heard gunshots ran and taking shelter here with the african forces. >> okay. >> >> we have finally had some respite after two days of violent clashes. the african regional peacekeeping force was able to gauche great a brief cease fire to allow aid agencies to get out and assess the needs. they're running low on food and water. they desperately need some sort of proper shelter and desperately need medicine and they can't leave the camp. they're effectively under siege. the only line of defense now are the african forces guarding them. >> the rights of children and women need to be respected and they're not being respected. you know, we can't do our work and there's frankly little prospect for moving out of the situation unless people especially leaders, people responsible for remain anned men recognize that and begin to take those responsibilities seriously. >> shooting again. the shooting started again. so of's having to run for shelter inside. should we take the other one? the children are also squashed here. there's no room for us. you can see how terrified people are, even here inside these walls surrounded by soldiers. they are still not safe. >> excellent reporting. really bringing it to you from the ground and just giving a sense, because a lot of people have not been paying attention to the story and it is so critical. it is so important what is happening there. so many people whose lives are at stake. >> last estimates are now 600,000 people. about 10% of the population are displaced by this fighting. and you know, the sectarian nature of it is what's worrying, as well. there have been hundreds killed. the french president is flying in there today on the way back from the mandela memory to visit the troops. two french soldiers were killed yesterday. >> we're also covering this. a man accused of making breast implants on the cheap that col rupture, leak industrial chemicals into women's bodies. today, a disgraced former executive is learning the price he's going to have to pay. we're aig. and we're here. to help secure retirements and protect financial futures. to help communities recover and rebuild. for companies going from garage to global. on the ground, in the air, even into space. we repaid every dollar america lent us. and gave america back a profit. we're here to keep our promises. to help you realize a better tomorrow. from the families of aig, happy holidays. so when coverage really counts, count on nationwide insurance. because what's precious to you is precious to us. ♪ love, love is strange just another way we put members first. because we don't have shareholders. join the nation. ♪ baby... ♪ nationwide is on your side ♪ the founder of a breast implant company to prison time as well as a big fine. this is coming about three years after the company made global headlines. >> yeah, prosecutors claimed these implants were filled with industrial grade silicone that could rupture and even cause cancer and that hundreds of thousands of women worldwide were put at risk. this is the so-called pip implants. let's go to cnn's atika schubert for more. >> michael and suzanne, jean-claude mas is the founder of pip, the french company that made these detective implants. he's been sentenced to four years in prison for fraud and has to pay a fine of a little bit more t
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nelson mandela. we'll have a live report on the president's expected role in tomorrow's public memorial service. >>> and right now, 85-year-old merrill newman resting at his home in california after spending more than a month in captivity in north korea. he's also sharing new details about his ordeal, including the menu. hello, i'm wolf blitzer reporting today from washington. it doesn't seem to matter where you are in the united states today. we all have one thing in common. pretty much miserable weather. if you're headed to the airport, pag your patience. more than a thousand flights already have been canceled today. on the roads, it's no better. this was the scene in yonkers, outside new york city. police say 30 people were injured in a 24-plus car pile-up on the bronx river parkway late last night. one reminder, falling ice posing a huge threat. a sheet of melting ice fell to the ground in plano, texas, damaging at least eight parked cars. thankfully no people were on street at the time. cnn is covering all these developing weather stories for you. our meteorologist chad meyers will
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period for nelson mandela, and the world's focus on south africa unwavering. >> and that is how it is done. there is sadness mixed also with celebration. you see the dancers there as mourners flock to mandela's home in johannesburg. people of all different faiths, races, backgrounds together paying tribute to the icon who reshaped the country and really became a global symbol of peace. the diversity of the crowds a testament to what he accomplished in that once bitterly segregate the society. >> leaders from around the world as we said at the top of the program, also starting to converge on south africa. you see there president and mrs. obama boarding air force one. they took off from andrews air force base in maryland. several hours ago now. they're well on their way and former president george w. bush and his wife and former first lady laura bush are en route to johannesburg. >> tomorrow when the official memorial service is going to take place, it's the city's soccer stadium. we want to go live to robin ker now outside of the mandela home. set the scene for us, the mood. this is da
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. >> blowback. newt gingrich on the hostility prochted by his praise of nelson mandela, and our political panel looks at the republican charm offensive, bill's hillary crusade, and what harry reid said. this is "state of the union." all the world is a stage and there are lots of actors these days. president obama acknowledge the u.s. would accept a peaceful nuclear energy program in iran. 85-year-old merrill newman is back on u.s. soil and with family after being detained. north korean authorities seized newman off a departing plane more than a month ago. joining me now, congressman michael mccall, chairman of the house homeland security and congressman adam schiff, a member of the house select intelligence committee. thanks for coming in on a snowy day. not always easy in washington. i want to start with merrill newman because i know his son is in your district and you had been back and forth with him. why did north korea seize him and why did they let him go? >> it's a very good question, and i'm not sure we'll ever know completely the answer. it may be as the north koreans have said th
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life of nelson mandela. all part of a special day of prayer particularly today in south africa. coming up, we'll take you to johannesburg where some of the biggest services were held. and what would this pretty i'm thinking the ford fusion... ho, ho, ho!....the what? i need a car that's stylish and fashionable... especially in my line of work. now do you have a little lemonade stand? guys, i'm in fashion! but i also need amazing tech too... like active park assist... it practically parks itself. and what color would you like? i'll have my assistant send you over some swatches... oh... get a fusion with 0% financing for 60 months, plus $500 ford credit holiday bonus cash during the ford dream big sales event. thousands of tailgaters realized they needed one thing...and fast. mom, i need a bathroom. [ male announcer ] that's when the charmin tailgating potties rolled in, providing real relief to everyone. it felt like i was at home. that was an awesome experience! [ male announcer ] clutching victory from the seat of defeat, charmin saved the day. we scored a td with this tp. [ male anno
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and will do so forever. >> remarkable. well, nelson mandela inspired people around the world to make an impact. for more on his charitable legacy and how you can also make an impact and get involved go to cnn.com/impact. >>> you are in the cnn newsroom. hi, everybody. i'm deborah feyerick. this weekend across several states, you guessed it, winter came early and winter came fast. in just 24 hours temperatures went from spring-like to below freezing in texas, oklahoma, arkansas and tennessee. this isn't the fluffy stuff, the stuff you go out and have a good time in. we we are talking about sleep and frozen slush and high winds that are making driving dangerous and knocking out power to hundreds of homes. days ago it was 75, while it will not be above freezing at all this weekend. in oklahoma, crews work to clear highways that are snow packed and dangerous and they are open being kitsch yechbs and warming s -- opening kitchens and watching centers across the state. it's 20 degrees colder than normal, the sun has gone down, that's my worst part of covering weather. how long does this co
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week, south africa is paying tribute to nelson mandela, ten days of mourning are under way for the man many called madiba. but the nation is also celebrating this life. we'll do that next. [ dr. ronit ] there's a lot of foods and drinks that have acids in them. raspberries, strawberries, working at your enamel, once it's gone, you can't get it back. i would recommend using pronamel. pronamel will help to reharden the enamel, i use that every day, twice a day, and i know that i am protected. as your life and career change, fidelity is there for your personal economy, helping you readjust your retirement plan along the way, rethink how you're invested, and refocus as your career moves forward. wherever you are today, a fidelity i.r.a. has a wide range of investment choices to help you fine-tune your personal economy. call today, and we'll make it easy to move that old 401(k) to a fidelity i.r.a. congestion, for the smog. but there are a lot of people that do ride the bus. and now that the buses are running on natural gas, they don't throw out as much pollution into the air. so i feel
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whereabouts. >>> and nelson mandela. you know him as an antiapartheid revolutionary, a prisoner, and as south africa's first black president. but what about an athlete? we'll take a look at his love of sports coming up. >>> a major storm is moving across the central part of this country. the dallas ft. worth area is one of the hardest hit places. an ice storm knocked out power for thousands and canceled hundreds s of flights. much of the state is plunged into bone-chilling cold. the city cancelled the marathon ask scheduled for tomorrow. in tennessee the state of emergency has been declare bid the governor because of the weather. andrew peterson is joining us live now from a very chilly memphis. i mentioned dallas had a marathons that been canceled for tomorrow. what's the status of the memphis marathon that was also scheduled? >> reporter: yeah, unfortunately that was canceled as well. it was an important decision. 20,000 people were expected to come into the city of memphis and you think about that commute time during the highest point of that ice storm. that was the concern and th
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nelson mandela. we'll take you to johannesburg where thousands have been paying tribute. >>> plus, the graphic and violent beating of a teenager goes viral online, but here's the question -- should the girl holding the camera -- not the one who threw the punch -- but the girl holding the camera face charges? what about the sites where the video is getting millions of hits? what about people, maybe you, who are boasting it on other sites? should you face charges, too? we'll have more later this morning on "newsroom." ♪ [ female announcer ] just about anywhere you use sugar, you can use splenda® no calorie sweetener. splenda® lets you experience the joy of sugar without all the calories. think sugar, say splenda™ the day building a play set begins with a surprise twinge of back pain... and a choice. take up to 4 advil in a day or 2 aleve for all day relief. [ male announcer ] that's handy. ♪ are still high in acidic content. if your enamel is exposed to acid and you brush it away, you know, then it's gone. i would recommend that they brush with pronamel. they don't need to cut ou
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education system must keep up. >>> coming up, nelson mandela's 70th birthday spent in a prison cell. a world away, star power was lighting up wembley stadium and shaped history in the process. up next, we will take you inside the one event mandela himself credited for changing public opinion on apartheid forever. it's donut friday at the office. and i'm low man on the totem pole. so every friday morning they send me out to get the goods. but what they don't know is that i'm using my citi thankyou card at the coffee shop, so i get 2 times the points. and those points add up fast. so, sure, make me the grunt. 'cause i'll be using those points to help me get to a beach in miami. and allllllll the big shots will be stuck here at the cube farm. the citi thankyou preferred card. now earn 2x the points on dining out and entertainment, with no annual fee.to apply, go to citi.com/thankyoucards stick with innovation. stick with power. stick with technology. get the new flexcare platinum from philips sonicare and save now. philips sonicare. it really made the difference between a morning around t
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nelson mandela. let's listen in. yeah. we obviously are interested in the health of the 95-year-old former president of south africa, and this statement is from the president of south africa. it's on south african television. of course there's been a lot of concern about nelson mandela's health, how he's doing. he's been ill now for at least a year back and forth. he's 95 years old. he was president of south africa after serving more than 25 years in prison because of his battle against apartheid. i think he is about to speak. >> fellow south africans, our beloved nelson mandela, the founding president of our democratic nation, has departed. he passed on peacefully in the company of his family around 20:50 on the 5th of december, 2013. he is now resting. he is now at peace. our nation has lost its greatest son. our people have lost a father. although we knew that this day would come, nothing can diminish our sense of a profound and enduring loss. his tireless struggle for freedom earned him the respect of the world. his humility, his compassion and his humanity earned him their love
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] >>> crowds gathered outside the home of nelson mandela in johannesburg today, celebrating the life of the 95-year-old president who died on thursday. ♪ ♪ >> it's a period of mourning, but it's also one of great celebration. cnn's david mckenzie has more on the generations of south africans who are saying good-bye to their beloved leader. >> reporter: a pilgrimage of song and dance, paying tribute to nelson mandela at his johannesburg home. to the man universal live known here as madiba. >> singing revolutionary names of the 1980s from south africa, many of these people would have been part of the struggle to liberate this country. what is truly remarkable is the unifying nature of this man, of how people of all races, creeds and ages have come out here. it's a period of mourning but also a period of celebration. craig dickinson came with his son so he could experience the magic. >> he's done so much for our country. the youth are really involved in the name of madiba. he's an icon. >> this woman brought her son. >> he was in his lifetime for a purpose and i think they will gain mu
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churches, mosques, tem temples, synagogues, all to honor nelson mandela. >> the congregation at one church singing in tribute. president obama and first lady michelle obama will attend today's memorial service, so will former president george w. bush and bill clinton. >> joining us from johannesburg we know about the president, former president, tell us who will be at tuesday's memorial and sunday's state funeral. >> reporter: well, we know at least 90,000 south africans will cram into that saoccer stadium tuesday to honor nelson mandela. joining them, in addition to the u.s. presidents, will be a number of heads of states. the reason i can't give you the exact number is the south africans don't know yet due to sensitivities around traditional beliefs about not talking about this. the embassy was really only given details about the events yesterday. david cameron, the zimbabwean president will be, israelis will be here, too. it's going to be like the united nations in that football stadium on tuesday. beyond that the actual funeral will take place under a large tent in the middle of
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u2. he knew nelson mandela over the years and been the voice for justice here since the late 1970s. when you first heard that he had died, what went through your mind? >> stubborn until the end. you know, it was like he was playing this big sort of, he was trying to outstare god. >> his leadership was, was in part his ability not only to get consensus but also his ability to overcome the natural anger and bitterness and resentment he would have for being in prissen for 27 years. he saw the need that he had to have overcome that. he had to put that aside. >> yeah, he refused to hate. not just because he hadn't experienced rage, but lived with rage and he thought that love would do a better job of liberation, of emancipation. you know, what sort of country would they inherit if the people were further embattled against each other. i mean, this is, this is the gift of vision, i guess, into the future. being able to see a future before it exists. i mean, that's probably his gift, isn't it? >> we'll have more tonight with bono and krp krp and first toss it back to john berman. >> what a
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the next flight? >> south africans honored nelson mandela in a day of prayer today. many say it is a reminder of how he saved the country from oppression and revenge. ♪ ♪ >> reporter: 64-year-old josanna has been coming here to this church her entire life. >> today was a special mass for him. very very special he was a peace loving man. the time he came up from the island he said peace. so that where he is he will be very pleased. >> older members of the congregation that we were talking to were describing how they were flooded with memories. people used to run from this church when they were trying to flee and hide from authorities. >> there are still bullet holes in the windows. >> i remember things were difficult for black people in this country. we used to run and come so that it can come and assist us because we were in trouble in that time. life for his grandson different. saved from oppression. in the suburb, once the seat of the apartheid government, thanking the lord from the man who saved them. he remembers the day he led grace for his lunch. >> i think his rec on scons
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